Traveling with Petsposted 2013-05-17 14:36:31.533 tags Tips & Tricks Pets
We all feel a pang of guilt when we go on a trip and have to leave behind our little furry friends. On one hand you want to bring them along but on the other you don’t know how convenient it will be. Will you be able to find pet friendly accommodations and how comfortable will they be at the destination you are traveling to. Before starting your trip, research and find out what places are pet friendly and also take into consideration what kind of pet you have and how well they will get along with other pets.
Picking your means of transportation
There are several options available for when traveling with a pet. Depending on the size of your pet, some airlines may allow them to travel with you at your seat, provided they are placed in an airline approved crate that will fit under the seat. If you have a larger pet then they will have to be checked in and stored with your baggage in a pressurized cargo hold. There is also the option of having your pet flown to your destination via an air cargo if you happen to be taking different flights or having them sent after you have arrived. If you are traveling by train or bus, make sure you read the rules and regulations on pet travel from their website as not all of them will allow pets.
Preparing your pets for travel
Be sure to also find out what other services are available for your pets. Some hotels may offer amenities such as waste bags, bowls, food, toys, or services such as pet sitting and dog walking. Also ask the staff for a list of nearby parks where you could take your pets.
Be prepared and enjoy
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